Clean water, sanitation and good hygiene are basic necessities most Americans take for granted, but for many children around the world, they can be the difference between life and death. In the world today, nearly one billion people lack access to drinking water from an improved drinking water source such as a simple hand pump … Read More
By Kristie Urich, Communications Officer, World Vision International My almost 4-year-old daughter is full of questions. I always try to answer them. Sometimes, her questions make me realize just how odd adult life can be and how strange we must seem to children. Then, there are the questions that have more serious answers. Those are … Read More
Water. Turn on the tap. There it is. Wake up in the morning and take a nice long shower. Flush the toilet without a second thought. Now imagine that you wake up in the morning before dawn. You grab a large plastic container and start the 4-mile walk to the river. You have to climb … Read More
By Adam Taylor, vice-president of advocacy, World Vision US Statistics have a way of overwhelming and numbing us. Yet 7 million children under the age of 5 die each year due to preventable causes. This fact took on a more personal and real nature after my wife gave birth to our second child a few … Read More
By Rev. Alexia Salvatierra Today, nearly 19,000 children under the age of 5 will die—mostly of preventable causes. As a statistic, it’s mindboggling. As a mother, I can’t even get my mind around so much grief. When my daughter was 10 weeks old, she contracted an infection which almost killed her. We had good quality … Read More
Update: You can now download a prayer guide to share with your church and your community. Click here and continue to watch Beyond 5 for more updates coming soon! When a child is sick, parents will go to great lengths to ensure their son or daughter recovers. The Gospels share several stories of parents who … Read More
By Susan Anyangu-Amu, Child Health Now communications officer, World Vision Kenya Mothers are crucial to child survival and development. Last year, a dear friend of mine watched her elder brother bury his wife who died after delivering their last born child. The little boy will never know his mother, she died without having ever … Read More
In 2015, 5.9 million babies and toddlers under 5 died from preventable causes. In fact, the majority of children are still dying from disease, lack of nutrition, and complications at birth. Facts about children’s health Each year, 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthdays, many in their first month of life and most from preventable … Read More
16,000 children under 5 will die today. What’s even more tragic is that most of these deaths will be from preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea, and lack of nutrition. These are their stories: Losing my daughter to Malaria Children and communities in Albania fight illness and death Worst place to be a mother, best place … Read More
Hope is not lost. With your help, we can prevent most deaths of children under age 5 with surprisingly simple solutions like: Bed nets Vaccines/immunization Clean water
Millions of babies and toddlers are now surviving and thriving. Meet some of the children and the community workers who are helping them make it beyond 5.
We are closing the gap. Since 1990 more newborns, babies and toddlers are surviving each year thanks to the efforts of supporters like you.